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Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm EDT
years. today at the national press club, they hosted wendy davis who held a filibuster in texas on a late-term filibuster. here is a look. you mentioned your feud with rick perry. are you thinking about running to succeed him? >> a lot of people are asking me that question lately. i am working very hard to decide what my next steps will be. i do think in texas people feel like we need a change from the very fractured, very partisan leadership we are seeing in our state government right now. a bid for another statewide office other than governor question mark perhaps u.s. senator or lieutenant governor? will run forthat i one of two offices, either my eat or thete ste governor. one more question. would you consider running as a vice residential candidates with hillary clinton? in answer to that i would say we will have to find out whether hillary is planning to run for president first. >> you can watch the rest of her comments at 6:25 p.m. eastern tonight. also in washington, the middle east institute hosted a discussion about the hub future of islam. in july the country's elected pre
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm EDT
from houston, texas. the chair: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the chair: without objection, so ordered. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman from tennessee for his distinguished leadership and friendship and the chairman of the full committee because i believe that it is fair to have a difference of opinion. it is also fair to say that there are times when we have a great opportunity to work together. and i believe that the gentleman mentioned my tenure on the judiciary committee, so let me document for my colleagues it's reins act goes around -- colleagues, the reins act goes around and around and around and around. it is constantly repeated and reintroduced and it constantly fails. for the new members on my friends on the other side of the aisle who are standing up and talking about what a great impact this would have, using old data and misinterpretation. for there is no real documentation that the reins act going to stop $1.5 trillion in excess cost. in fact, the authors of the st
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 10:00am EDT
this morning at texas presbyterian hospital. he hopes to return tomorrow and resume his formal schedule on thursday. at events coming up, at 5:00, we will bring a discussion of national security and civil liberties from the aspen security for him. here's a preview. i would be more enriched if i could have found a story in which activities of the nsa had actually caused inconvenience, damage, harm to an american. have not seen that story yet. i have not seen a person who was wrongfully identified to be a terrorist, thrown in jail, even the fifth degree, and so on. has been more inconvenience and damage to americans by the no-fly list and by taking off your shoes in an airport that has been done by this program, which is very precisely pointed towards finding people who point real threats to the eights, see who they are talking to, follow them up under supervision in order to identify threats. all the stuff is potential -- we do not trust the government having this information stuff. not real harms caused to real people buy these activities which are causing real good. >> that discussion
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 1:00pm EDT
was the fertilizer plant blowing up in west texas. they had not been inspected in over 20 years. mr. speaker, i'm pleased to yield three minutes to the gentleman from maryland, the democratic whip, mr. hoyer. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland is recognized for three minutes. mr. hoyer: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hoyer: i thank the ranking member of the rules committee, my friend, ms. slaughter, for yielding. i want to say i have a great deal of respect for the gentleman from oklahoma. is say that this house not working. the american people are angry with all of us, 100% of us. the gentleman from florida just said surely we can find common ground. the gentleman talked about shutting down government being an unreasonable response, although many in his party promote that. the president's not promoting it. the president's against it. you know our side is against that. surely we can reach common round. yesterday we had eight bills on the floor on suspension. the public doesn't know process, i
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 7:00pm EDT
institution. i assure you, as a recovering lawyer myself, there's no con texas in civil discovery or otherwise in which one may define relevance broadly enough to take in information regarding each and every single american who owns a telephone. the answer i give you to that, senator, we are not really accessing or getting in to all that have meta data that is stored in the data base. we don't get to roam around in it. we don't get to look tat to our heart's content and say this and that is relevant. let's take that. you have to look in the context of the primary order which was declassified and issued today. the only way you can access it is if you have reasonable suspicious that the number you are going query off of is in fact related to specific terrorist groups. and that has to be documented. if you don't have that, you can't get in to this. i think the surveillance cop accept, i think is very important here, you cannot surveil this without the gate being checked to. >> the gate is not controlled by a warrant, i mean, if you want to access that. you don't want to get a warrant to
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
between growth in texas. many have probably seen him on tv. it ordered member of the wall street journal, he writes about immigration, taxes, many things. i am sure you have read his articles. he has been an advocate for years, a scholar, and we are privileged to have you here, steve. thank you for coming. youthing you do well is look state-by-state a lot. you talk about growth and you look at the state and evidence. and what are growing role are immigrants playing in the country? >> first of all, when amity called me and asked me to come here to dallas to speak, i leapt amthe opportunity, because i an admirer of george w. bush. thank you for the invitation. thunder a little bit when you talk about four percent growth year it i would add to what you said, that i do not think we can accomplish four percent growth without immigration. it is a precondition to get to that higher growth rate. it may be too low. we are in the fourth leader -- year of non-recovery. there is no reason the economy cannot he recovering much faster than it is geared five, six, or seven percent growth. it is
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 10:00am EDT
texas in the last five years. roughly one million lost jobs in california. that is amazing. in fact, one of the points that we make, we are writing a book on this, it's the theme right now is one of the great transfers in american history geographically from states like california that don't get it that is notme state a right, and then states like texas, this is one reason to be really bullish on the state of texas. texas and california are the two highest immigration states. one of the interesting things is that texas does a much, much better job in my opinion of economically assimilating immigrants so that they are successful here. of aornia is much more welfare state. it indoctrinates immigrants into the welfare system at a much higher pace than texas does. people come to texas, in my opinion, for jobs. people go to california for welfare. so you are seeing, i think, the differing economic outcomes of a result of this. texas is the model that other states should be in your lading. -- in your lading. -- emulating. >> you can see the entire interview at 5:00 p.m. eastern. later, th
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 12:00pm EDT
10 hours against the texas abortion bill. it eventually passed. you can see her marks live at 1:00 eastern. also live, the new jersey senate democratic primary debate. this election is being held to fill the seat of frank lautenberg. coverage courtesy of new jersey public television. 1:00, remarks from wendy davis from the national press club. until then, a discussion on the amount of money the pentagon spends on generals and admirals. host: we are joined by todd harrison at the center for strategic and budgetary assessments in washington. this is a subject that received scrutiny in washington following the fallout of the scandal involving david petraeus. it has come up again as the department of defense eyes and additional cuts. here's a headline -- are all these cuts going to come from the lower ranks, or do there need to be cuts at the top as well? is still to be determined how they will make these cuts. it is fair to say that the cuts will have to be proportionate, at the senior officer ranks will be cut in proportion to the junior ranks. the senior ranks have swollen at a grea
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 10:00am EDT
-wearing conservative republican from texas could agree on, you would have said, not much. today we are partners in an issue, however, that makes sense regardless of your politics. ensuring sustainable equitable access of clean water for nearly 800 million women, men and children who don't have it and 2.5 billion without the most basic sanitation services. ted poe and i think that politics should stop with water. that's why today we're introducing the paul simon water for the world act of 2013. since congress passed the paul simon water for the poor act in 2005, the united states has become a global leader in efforts to increase access to clean water and sanitation, developing and implementing some of the most innovative approaches to help those in greatest need. we must not only maintain this progress but work to further refine and focus the efforts at usaid and the department of state by enacting the world act. we are committed because dirty water and lack of sanitation fects all areas of development assistance. especially the case when it comes to women and children. more childre
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 1:00pm EDT
institute last month. these are just rough numbers, about a million new jobs in the state of texas in the last five years. roughly a million lost jobs in california. that is amazing. points is what we are seeing right now is one of the great wealth transfers in american history geographically from states like california that don't get it right, my home state of illinois that don't get it right and states that do get it right like texas. this is one reason to be bullish on the future of texas. the interesting thing is texas and california are the two highest immigration states. the tax system is a much better job of economically assimilating immigrants so they are successful here. tell a foreign more of a welfare invites immigrants and the welfare system at a much higher pace than texas does. people come to texas, in my opinion, for jobs. people come to california for welfare grade i think you see the differing economic outcomes as a result. texas is the model other states should be emulating. see that entire event coming up today at 5:00 eastern. live at 7:00, c-span will host a to
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 9:00am EDT
continues. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized. >> mr. speaker, in the president's pivot back to jobs last week, he told a crowd that america has fought its way back after the start of the great recession. mr. wilson: five years ago unemployment was at 6%. now it's at 5.5%. five years ago 30 million americans received food stamps. today 47.8 million are enrolled. we are no way back to where we were before the 2008 collapse. as the president's -- it's the president's economic agenda that's pushing further us into danger. as a business owner of 42 years, i've been on the receiving end of these job-killing policies and i know what we need to get the economy back on track. we need to reform the tax code. we need to ensure our military remains fully funded and well-equipped and the best in the world. we should never accept 7.6% as the normal level for unemployment or 15% poverty
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. it was a little bit frightening. if i can use the analogy, i played football in southeast texas. it's almost like we had a team of football players running around on the field with no coach. what the 9/11 commission identified was because we did not have the agencies on the home team coordinated, we needed a quarterback. that is the whole role of the the department of homeland security is. it brings together all of the different agencies that have equities in defending the homeland into one team and under one coach. the size of the organization candidly shouldn't be shocking. all it was taking the existing pieces, every one of those pieces was there already. we brought them together for better coordination. host: independent line with chad sweet, formerly with the department of homeland security and the c.i.a. go ahead, eddie. caller: i have a question about the tsa stuff. they keep saying we need this. the problem is you stop one or two things, but you're taking and putting the whole country -- you keep referring to people going through an intersection at a stop sign, they have
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2013 3:40pm EDT
has expired. the gentlelady from texas for five minutes for any questions she may have. >> let me thank you very much for what i think is a vitally important hearing. click some breaking news from the state department which says it is extending the closure of embassies in the middle east and north africa, indices that were closed because of possible threats by al qaeda and its affiliates. those indices are scheduled to be closed through saturday. in the statement, the state department says since the indices and consulates would be closed anyway for most of the week for ramadan, they have extended those closures. not an indication, the statement says, of new threats. that again from the state department. one embassy that will not be included is the u.s. embassy in baghdad. it along with a few others have been authorized to open for normal operations tomorrow. and here on c-span, texas wendyatic state senator davis will be speaking at the national press club luncheon tomorrow. in june she launched on more than 10 hour filibuster against the texas antiabortion bill. we will have live
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 12:00am EDT
court has done. right now in texas and north carolina and other places they're coming with all these schemes, voter id. well, we always had id. why do we need new id now? we had id when we voted for johnson. we had id when we voted for nixon. we had id when we voted for those that succeeded him, carter, reagan, bush, clinton, bush again. why when we get to obama do we need some special id? [applause] but i'll tell you what we're going to do. when we leave washington, we're going to go to those states. we're on our way to north carolina. we're on our way to texas. we're on our way to florida. and when they ask us for our voter id, take out a photo of evers, take out a photo of good man, cheney and swanger, take out a photo of viola luisa. they gave their lives so we could vote. look at this photo. it gives you the idea of who we are. [applause] second, we need jobs. we didn't come here just to talk. we want voter legislation, we need jobs. and if we can't get jobs, we need to continue these marches. and if we get tired we need to sit down in the offices of some of those here tha
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 9:00pm EDT
counted as refugees. host: the next caller is a doctor from texas. go ahead. mute television or radio and go ahead. caller: yes, i am a doctor. i have been trying for the last couple of months to go there on my own through u.s. agencies. i have e-mailed and called to see if there's opportunity for me to go there and work. i have not gotten any answers. i just got an e-mail a couple of weeks ago. i have been trying for months of on e-mail and phone. there is an opportunity to go, but you would have to come as a consultant, as an intern to work because you are not a licensed physician in syria and cannot work over there. could i go through you to go and help? i work for 15 days and it 15 days off. i do want to work a little bit over there. guest: thank you for your call. you are very generous with your time. it can be greatly appreciated. i think you have a better chance of being able to volunteer or devote your time working with a non-governmental organization than by applying directly to an agency. there are groups you can consult. there are umbrellas of non- governmental organi
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2013 12:00am EDT
perspective, in texas and how are people feeling about eric holder suing texas? >> there are some who believe that they had a birthday party and others who were not invited. much.ou so very let me express my appreciation for the broadness of this audience, reflective of those who were here in 1963 will stop this is the audience that marched hand in hand. people from all walks of life and all racial and religious backgrounds. we are women and men. we are asian. america is all about. the idea of the voting rights act being undermined and to theted is a statement world that we, too, almost two are different and bring different ideas to the table are not equal. postureou to be in the that you are six, seven, or eight feet tall. we, too, are america. i am honored to be with a man who chairs my committee. "ranking."logy is we need to do better than that. frankly, we were able to be part of the legislative construct of the voting rights act of 1965. we must honor those -- [applause] >> woo! woo! >> i will get the dr.'s question answered very quickly. i wanted us to honor him. it is an exciting place
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